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Post by lokiofasgard » Fri Jun 14, 2019 9:05 am

Honestly how is Elzani not gaining ANY weight

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Post by LipstickLashes » Fri Jun 14, 2019 9:06 am

elzani hasn't put any weight on in the past 6 months at least.
you can tell her dad is beyond fed up of her. no wonder he spends all his time fixing his motorbikes in that shed.
i dont believe her at all when she said he had never tried a pear (?!)
come on elzani we aren't stupid

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Post by emlamp10n » Fri Jun 14, 2019 9:07 am

We don’t know what’s going on when she’s not filming. She’s probably restricting. And even when she’s filming, who knows if that’s how much her body really needs to heal?! She might need more and she’s not giving it enough.


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Post by sparda » Fri Jun 14, 2019 1:23 pm

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I am not a big fan of ED YouTubers as most of them are quasi or not recovering at all but I will NEVER. EVER. EVER. say anything bad about Jen. She is very genuine. She is the one who has actually recovered and embracing her bigger body now. She is fun. She is beautiful. She understands that IN ORDER TO RECOVER YOU NEED TO EAT! And she does exactly that. If I ever fully recover I want to be where she's now.
Meh, I personally can't stand her so I might not be the best person to say this, but you probably shouldn't be talking about food and body ALL THE FREAKING TIME if you were actually properly recovered. Some people with an ED seemingly fail to grasp the idea that being recovered doesn't mean "happily talking about food all the time" or posting videos of yourself eating 24/7. Being recovered means that food and body issues just stop being such a big deal and they mostly stay in the back of your mind. For normal people, food is boring - nice, tasty, but boring. Do you ever see non-ED people telling you every single f*cking detail about what they ate that day? (except youtubers who make money out of that, of course - I mean people in real life) I bet you don't. The normal, non-ED people I know usually maybe say something like "oh I ate this very nice thing today, love that stuff!" and then proceed on dealing with other things.
I was just like that before my ED. I loved eating and enjoyed food, but it was really a very minor component in my life. I didn't plan my meals in advance and hardly remembered them afterwards - I certainly wouldn't have thought of doing a whole youtube channel about me eating stuff. And yes I got body image thoughts sometimes but I mostly couldn't be bothered, life was more important.

An actually, properly recovered person is Tabitha Farrar. She doesn't really care about food and just eats whatever. She also said she's not going to post "what I eat in a day" videos because a) it would be weird to just eat in front of a camera b) why would people give two shits about it and c) ain't nobody got time for that, lol.

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Post by FlatWhite » Sat Jun 15, 2019 1:24 am

sparda wrote:
Fri Jun 14, 2019 1:23 pm
FlatWhite wrote:
Wed Jun 12, 2019 8:44 am


I am not a big fan of ED YouTubers as most of them are quasi or not recovering at all but I will NEVER. EVER. EVER. say anything bad about Jen. She is very genuine. She is the one who has actually recovered and embracing her bigger body now. She is fun. She is beautiful. She understands that IN ORDER TO RECOVER YOU NEED TO EAT! And she does exactly that. If I ever fully recover I want to be where she's now.
Meh, I personally can't stand her so I might not be the best person to say this, but you probably shouldn't be talking about food and body ALL THE FREAKING TIME if you were actually properly recovered. Some people with an ED seemingly fail to grasp the idea that being recovered doesn't mean "happily talking about food all the time" or posting videos of yourself eating 24/7. Being recovered means that food and body issues just stop being such a big deal and they mostly stay in the back of your mind. For normal people, food is boring - nice, tasty, but boring. Do you ever see non-ED people telling you every single f*cking detail about what they ate that day? (except youtubers who make money out of that, of course - I mean people in real life) I bet you don't. The normal, non-ED people I know usually maybe say something like "oh I ate this very nice thing today, love that stuff!" and then proceed on dealing with other things.
I was just like that before my ED. I loved eating and enjoyed food, but it was really a very minor component in my life. I didn't plan my meals in advance and hardly remembered them afterwards - I certainly wouldn't have thought of doing a whole youtube channel about me eating stuff. And yes I got body image thoughts sometimes but I mostly couldn't be bothered, life was more important.

An actually, properly recovered person is Tabitha Farrar. She doesn't really care about food and just eats whatever. She also said she's not going to post "what I eat in a day" videos because a) it would be weird to just eat in front of a camera b) why would people give two shits about it and c) ain't nobody got time for that, lol.
I 100% agree with what you said. But don't forget that Jen is a YouTuber who gain popularity doing What I Eat in a Day videos, thus she is expected to continue making them. But since she is recovered she doesn't want to do it anymore and feels stuck between the source of her income and the fact that it bores her. That's how I see it and it corresponds with what you said too.

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Post by Victoria212 » Sat Jun 15, 2019 11:30 pm

Does anyone follow Caroline Groth? An Australian Instagrammer friends with Christie Swadling and Better Being Steph. She’s another one allegedly recovering from an ED but obsessed with healing her guy and exercising.

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Post by guruanne86 » Sun Jun 16, 2019 3:52 am

Yes to Caroline! She seems sweet and down to earth, but anyone with an ED past that has restricted their food intake down to 2/3 food groups is Not recovered!! Even in the name of gut health - I struggle from my own gut issues and everytime I consider a special diet to miraculously heal myself-I think this video by Kayla Rose (someone actually getting a masters degree in nutrition) in which she talks about how dangerous those diets are bc your body stops producing the enzymes ect to digest these foods and while you might feel better initially the outcome is that you become even more sensitive to food-and it is better to work through it and just Eat with no restrictions!

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Post by Fluffylove » Mon Jun 17, 2019 1:53 am

Victoria212 wrote:
Sat Jun 15, 2019 11:30 pm
Does anyone follow Caroline Groth? An Australian Instagrammer friends with Christie Swadling and Better Being Steph. She’s another one allegedly recovering from an ED but obsessed with healing her guy and exercising.
Betterbeingsteph really is an atrocious example of a recovery influencer. Her trainer enforced rest days are her usual obsessive compulsive 10,000+ step count and 40 minutes on cardio machines??? It’s kind of sad the closest thing she can get to not obsessively exercising for a day is an “active rest day”... like that’s the most ed thing you could possibly come up with??

It wouldn’t be so bad if she wasn’t in complete denial or was up front about not trying to recover.

I followed her for 2 years on insta and it really stalled my recovery thinking that I could make good recovery progress but still cling to exercise and only eat high volume low calorie meals :roll:

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Post by PrinceSarah » Mon Jun 17, 2019 2:59 am

Has Holly Gabrielle been discussed on here before? I don’t know how to describe it but she just gives off the vibe that she’s not as recovered as she seems to be

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Post by sah6994 » Fri Jun 21, 2019 1:45 am

PrinceSarah wrote:
Mon Jun 17, 2019 2:59 am
Has Holly Gabrielle been discussed on here before? I don’t know how to describe it but she just gives off the vibe that she’s not as recovered as she seems to be
I’ve mentioned her a couple of times before and couldn’t agree more, I think the big red flags are her exercise and seeming obsession with “clean” eating, so little fats in her food and basically lives off veg! I think her perfectionism is a something she would potentially benefit talking to someone about, speaking as someone who is in recovery and know perfectionism was my biggest trigger/stumbling block. She has so much potential! I hate to see her still have so much self-doubt/clear issues with food.

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Post by macro friendly » Fri Jun 21, 2019 4:05 am

She has her own thread!

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Post by tagreen348 » Sat Jun 22, 2019 8:52 pm

There’s another ED youtuber that I watch, her name is zoe Rebekah. She’s only 16 but she’s very well spoken and is honest about recovery. Her account also isn’t just centered around her ED, which I admire

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Post by LipstickLashes » Tue Jun 25, 2019 8:33 am

Has anyone watched an ED 'recovery' Youtuber called Recovery Bakes? Christ she is not an advert for recovery. She is also very young, around 16? Also she is from the North East of England and has the weirdest faux American / Irish accent . Bizarre. Her hair loss is very significant and made even worse by the way she scrapes it eye waveringly tight on top of her head. I feel she is not doing herself any favours with her channel and being so young she should be guided better.

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Post by lokiofasgard » Tue Jun 25, 2019 12:42 pm

LipstickLashes wrote:
Tue Jun 25, 2019 8:33 am
Has anyone watched an ED 'recovery' Youtuber called Recovery Bakes? Christ she is not an advert for recovery. She is also very young, around 16? Also she is from the North East of England and has the weirdest faux American / Irish accent . Bizarre. Her hair loss is very significant and made even worse by the way she scrapes it eye waveringly tight on top of her head. I feel she is not doing herself any favours with her channel and being so young she should be guided better.
Oh God I totally cannot watch her. She is so cringey and her age freaks me out too, no one seems to be there for her to guide her

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Post by lushmoon13 » Tue Jun 25, 2019 4:16 pm

elzanis mom has cancer..wow. i feel like she is going to spiral downward

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Post by 080701 » Tue Jun 25, 2019 6:09 pm

lushmoon13 wrote:
Tue Jun 25, 2019 4:16 pm
elzanis mom has cancer..wow. i feel like she is going to spiral downward
Just saw that and that’s what I was thinking. Especially if her mom starts losing weight because of it :|

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Post by lokiofasgard » Tue Jun 25, 2019 10:24 pm

I feel like Elzani can't eat on her own like everything she does eat must be also eaten by someone else, usually her mum. Wishing them both luck though, it is tough.

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Post by LipstickLashes » Wed Jun 26, 2019 4:40 am

It depends on the type of breast cancer her mum has. Not wanting to jump the gun but on the video she says it was picked up on a mammogram as a small tumour. It could be a case of her needing radiotherapy and no chemo. Fingers crossed for her.
I'm sure her mum will get a lot of support. I hope Elzani realises her mum needs her to be strong right now. The tables are turning and Elzani needs to realise that.

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Post by Crumpets4life » Wed Jun 26, 2019 9:54 am

Damn... well that was a bomb shell about Elzani's mum! I really hope she will be okay as she's so lovely. I also hope Elzani will use this as a motivation to continue recovery rather than go back to restricting.
I am also impressed with how her sister Elisha/Alisha continued with and finished her A-level exams despite everything that's happening. That shows a lot of strength, I don't think I could have done that!

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Post by Crumpets4life » Wed Jun 26, 2019 10:02 am

LipstickLashes wrote:
Tue Jun 25, 2019 8:33 am
Has anyone watched an ED 'recovery' Youtuber called Recovery Bakes? Christ she is not an advert for recovery. She is also very young, around 16? Also she is from the North East of England and has the weirdest faux American / Irish accent . Bizarre. Her hair loss is very significant and made even worse by the way she scrapes it eye waveringly tight on top of her head. I feel she is not doing herself any favours with her channel and being so young she should be guided better.
I actually quite like Emma/Recovery Bakes. I can tell she genuinely wants to get better and challenge herself. She is quite young but I think her videos are better for younger viewers rather than adults. It would be nice if she had some external support but that can be hard to get with the NHS!

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Post by LipstickLashes » Thu Jun 27, 2019 3:56 am

Crumpets4life wrote:
Wed Jun 26, 2019 10:02 am
LipstickLashes wrote:
Tue Jun 25, 2019 8:33 am
Has anyone watched an ED 'recovery' Youtuber called Recovery Bakes? Christ she is not an advert for recovery. She is also very young, around 16? Also she is from the North East of England and has the weirdest faux American / Irish accent . Bizarre. Her hair loss is very significant and made even worse by the way she scrapes it eye waveringly tight on top of her head. I feel she is not doing herself any favours with her channel and being so young she should be guided better.
I actually quite like Emma/Recovery Bakes. I can tell she genuinely wants to get better and challenge herself. She is quite young but I think her videos are better for younger viewers rather than adults. It would be nice if she had some external support but that can be hard to get with the NHS!
I just can't get past the accent and how much she is balding. It's sad for her but very distracting.

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Post by zoerebekah7 » Thu Jun 27, 2019 6:33 pm

tagreen348 wrote:
Sat Jun 22, 2019 8:52 pm
There’s another ED youtuber that I watch, her name is zoe Rebekah. She’s only 16 but she’s very well spoken and is honest about recovery. Her account also isn’t just centered around her ED, which I admire
hey, it’s Zoe Rebekah! thank you so much for this post, i really appreciate this!!

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Post by Fluffylove » Sat Jun 29, 2019 3:14 pm

Does anyone else get Stephanie Buttermore “all in” vibes from Elzani’s new “go for it” video? I hope she gets professional recovery help if she’s going to change and doesn’t just copy Steph who makes the weight gain look fun and simple

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Post by lokiofasgard » Sun Jun 30, 2019 10:27 pm

I think she is doing better thanks to making food and having to be an actual adult as her mum needs time to heal and is not there to kid her all the time.

She has made similar videos in the past so I don't think she is following Stephanie's all in video. We will see I suppose. Hope she will finally start making progress.

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Post by good girl » Mon Jul 01, 2019 8:44 pm

Contrary to the opinions here I think that Elzani actually looks better now compared to the beginning of this year. I haven't watched her since like Feb so I skimmed through her latest eating vid today, and I noticed some improvement: Her face looks fuller, eyes less sunken and dead looking, and when she smiles she now looks like she means it. She also speaks a bit faster now and there are less buffers between phrases. I could also hear a bit of emotion now, I could hear "enchiladas :) wooooo :)" compared to how it would be spoken in the past "...enchiladas... ...wooooo"
If you watch her frequently you might not notice these but having taken a break from watching her I notice the little changes. That being said, she still has a long way to go... i look forward to hearing the actual "!" in her reactions lol

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